New GFPS Secondary Assistant Superintendant Heather Hoyer

Heather Hoyer will begin her new position on July 1, pending board approval. Image courtesy of Great Falls Public Schools. 

GREAT FALLS – Great Falls Public Schools has selected a new Secondary Assistant Superintendent Friday after two days of interviews and evaluations, according to an email from GFPS.

Heather Hoyer will succeed current Assistant Superintendent Tom Moore and begin her new position on July 1, pending board approval.

Hoyer has been serving as the principal of Great Falls High School since 2015.

In the past, she has also worked as the school’s associate principle from 2008 to 2015, taught Science as an instructor and coached students from 1996 to 2007.

Hoyer never saw herself as an assistant superintendent, but a moment with her mentor 13 years ago put her on a completely different path.

"I'm sending you next week to a young leaders conference for educational leadership, you need to think about administration. People who know Shelly know you don't argue with Shelly. And so I went  and fell in love with the leadership and that aspect of it and that kind of set me on this new track," explains Heather.

The search for her replacement is still undetermined, but Heather says that it will need to be someone with a love for education and a big heart for the kids.

Hoyer is excited for the next step in her career, describing it as bitter sweet.

She says she is excited to bring her skill set to the table and make a difference in the Great Falls education system.

In addition to academics, Hoyer is also active in community leadership as a board member of the local YWCA.

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